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Halloween party shooting in Texas leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

A shooting at a Halloween party in Texarkana, Texas, left one person dead and nine others injured. (KTBS via CNN)

(CNN) — A shooting at a Halloween party in Texarkana, Texas, left one person dead and nine others injured, the Texarkana Police Department said Sunday.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at Octavia’s Event Center in the 2300 block of Texas Boulevard shortly before midnight and “encountered a large number of people running from the building and several inside suffering from gunshot wounds,” the Texarkana Police Department said in a statement on Facebook. Texarkana is about 180 miles east of Dallas.

At the time of the shooting, a few hundred people were inside the venue, police said.

Victims were taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center and Christus St. Michael Hospital, police said.

One 20-year-old man died shortly after being admitted to the hospital, police said in the statement. His name is being withheld until family can be notified.

The other nine victims’ injuries do not appear to be life threatening, police said.

The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

“While the motive is still unknown, the preliminary investigation indicates that it may (have) been the result of some type of disturbance among some the partygoers,” police said.

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